Erin, Africa Safari Specialist
I fell in love with Africa in 2002 on my first trip to South Africa. It ignited a passion for the continent which has yet to be extinguished. After gaining a degree in psychology and speech pathology, I volunteered with wildlife in South Africa and Namibia and ended up staying in South Africa for a year at a cheetah reintroduction project.
I spent the next seven years working for a leading volunteer organisation as a placement specialist supporting projects in Central America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Having happily accepted that Africa will always be a part of my life, I returned to the continent numerous times visiting Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, as well as Tanzania three times.
I joined Audley as a Tanzania Specialist and my passion for safari makes it a great fit as I enjoy inspiring others to fall in love with Africa and its wildlife as much as I have.
I'll never forget when…
It's so difficult to pinpoint just one experience as Tanzania provided so many memories for me. One that does stand out happened when we were on a sunset river cruise in the Selous Game Reserve. Our captain asked if we'd like to take a walking safari back to camp. We climbed out of the boat and up the riverbank only to spot a table for two laid out with glasses and a bottle of champagne. Drinking it to the sounds of fish eagles calling and hippos snorting while watching the vivid African sunset made it an unforgettable evening.